Just in case you do not know, Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) has 10,000 parking spaces. I recently flew to San Jose, California and my return flight 6 days later arrived at midnight. After gathering luggage (I did remember what that looked like), I went up to level 3 to find my car. I did type the location in the note section of my phone (Level 3. Row H. 73).
Well, my car was not where I thought it should be, so I hung my head in shame and found a security guard. He came to my rescue in his yellow helmet on his speedy scooter and assured me that people often cannot find their cars. He showed me the blue light and speaker where I could then talk to the parking attendant…… who asked me for my license plate number that I could NOT remember because it is now 1:10 am. (I could only remember the first 3 letters.)
She then patched me over to my second hero of the night who drove up in his flashy white pickup truck. He had me toss my luggage in the back and then pointed out to me that the rows were split and that I was on the wrong side of the elevators. We did have to exit the lot and drive way back up to level 3. I did momentarily have a flash back of “stranger danger,” but he was polite and said that this happens “pretty often” so I should not feel bad at all.
So, let’s just say that I was only half lost. LOL
Below are some tips so that you always can find your car.
- Take a photo of your location.
- Take a photo of your license plate.
- Pin your location with your phone.
- Observe your location. Look for landmarks and stationary objects like a lamp post.
- Take a video of the surroundings around the car.
- Text someone your space and row number.
- Type your location in the note section of your phone.
The Boss Lady